Microneedling has been used for many years to improve scars, smooth the skin’s texture and soften wrinkles. Recently, the introduction of the SkinPen, the first FDA-cleared device, has elevated the microneedling experience even more by incorporating a high-speed motor for even better clinical results. As the pen glides across the skin’s surface it deploys 12 extremely fine sterile needles through the dermal layers to stimulate healing. The SkinPen is similar to the Eclipse® MicroPen only it goes deeper so it’s more effective for breaking down scar tissue. The SkinPen is recommended for all ages and skin types and has built-in safety features that ensure efficacy and consistency. Learn more about Bellus Medical’s SkinPen, results, before and after photos and location near me in the San Francisco Bay area.
Microneedling for acne scars is very popular and extremely effective. Additionally, the treatment reduces other types of scarring (surgical and traumatic) on the face and body. The SkinPen also helps with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and enlarged pores.* Dramatic skin rejuvenation is made possible because the microneedling facial delivers tiny injuries to the epidermis. In response the body stimulates collagen production in the area, allowing the skin to become smoother and more refined. Each microneedling treatment includes an infusion of pharmaceutical grade serums such as hyaluronic acid (HA), growth factors, antioxidants and other nutrient-rich ingredients. The result is long-lasting hydration and regeneration of skin tissues. SkinPen can be done as a stand-alone treatment although microneedling with PRP is even more effective. PRP (platelet rich plasma) uses one’s own blood to boost results by introducing naturally-occurring growth factors through the tiny holes made by the pen. Once the skin has healed, Neuromodulators (such as Botox and Dysport) plus dermal fillers can be used for softening frown, forehead lines and crow’s feet and restoring volume under the eyes, to the mid-face and jawline.*
To make patients as comfortable as possible during the procedure a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin for 30 minutes. Next, Neocutis Hyalis is used to help the SkinPen® move with ease across the skin’s surface. Once the treatment starts, the rapid-fire motion of the needles is described by patients as a gentle prickling sensation similar to sand-paper brushing against the skin. Immediately after the procedure skin can feel tight and look pink and patients can return to work the next day. It’s best not to use any harsh skincare products for 48 hours to assist with the healing process. Maximum results start to become apparent after 30 days as collagen level increase and the skin start to look smoother. In most cases a package of 3-4 sessions are recommended. Patients looking to improve acne scars typically require anywhere from 4-6 treatments. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with at Azala Medical Aesthetics to find out if you’re a good candidate for the SkinPen microneedling in our San Francisco Union Square office. The cost of your SkinPen® treatment will depend on where you’re located and the desired level of results.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.